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Computer Systems Analyst III, Helena College

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Type
Full Time
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Helena College University of Montana a comprehensive two-year college, provides access to and support of high quality lifelong educational opportunities for our diverse community. Helena College is seeking qualified applicants who wish to become part of a dynamic and creative team for a full-time position as a Computer Systems Analyst III.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Computer System Analyst III position at Helena College is a Lead/Senior position responsible for long-range planning, design, evaluation and implementation of data processing systems, such as our Banner ERP. This position analyzes diverse client needs covering multiple departments supported by IT, applying advanced/expert systems analysis and project management tools and techniques in managing multiple projects. Developing complex new data-processing systems or devise new multi-dimensional ways to apply existing systems' resources to additional operations. This position is expected to research, program/develop, and resolve problems in the production systems quickly and effectively, implement IT technology solutions, work collaboratively with various UM functional support teams, including team DBA’s, Enterprise Technologies, Self-Service functionality, Application Development, and Identity Management teams.
The Computer System Analyst III helps mentor other Helena College IT team members; assisting in training and clarification of projects. This position develops and implements related policies and procedures as well as provides high-level of technical consultation finding innovative technical solutions to customer needs through in-depth testing, problem diagnosis and recommending solutions.
Management and Supervision of Others:
This position will not be a supervisory position, but will mentor/advise junior level programmers and provide guidance/direction on projects, technologies, and methodologies for the junior level programmers.
The successful candidate can work in either Helena or Missoula as their primary campus location.

Minimum Qualifications:

Lead, senior level analyst that can tackle the most complex projects, and mentor Helena College IT staff in the development and support of our Enterprise Systems.
  • Preference given for experience with ERP software such as Ellucian Banner or an equivalent, and related systems.
  • Expert knowledge of relational databases, including Oracle RDMS, PL/SQL, and the SQL language.
  • Experience and familiarity with an industry standard programming language such as Java or other Object-oriented languages.
  • Proficiency in use of Windows based IDE's that facilitate program and system development (PL/SQL Developer, WinSCP, etc.).
  • Ability to gather user specifications independently, and translate those specifications to functioning software.
  • Extensive analytical and troubleshooting (problem identification/investigation/resolution) skills.
  • Ability to apply analytical skills to complex problems.
  • Expert understanding of relational database design and programming techniques in large scale/multi schema environment.
  • Knowledge and functional use of GIT repositories and source control systems.
  • Knowledge/Experience with Apache Tomcat and Oracle WebLogic.
  • Highly proficient with Unix/Linux operating systems and relevant OS utilities.
  • Expert knowledge of designing user interfaces and writing reports using an industry standard report writing tool.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; professional customer service skills with the ability to share complex information with others.
  • Expert in analytical and problem-solving skills, time-management, and organizational skills to complete tasks with critical deadlines while paying attention to detail.
  • Ability to follow and apply Helena College/University of Montana and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work directly with users to assess needs and determine future directions.
  • Manage complex projects and perform tasks in all phases of the software development lifecycle including gathering specifications, conceptual design, detail design, programming, testing and ongoing support.
  • Ability to work independently on large scale projects, with minimal direction from the Information Technology Director.
  • Ability to take responsibility of a project or problem, serve as a project lead for programming, testing and implementation, and to serve as the primary point of contact for ongoing maintenance.
  • Ability to provide backup to the Managing Systems Analyst and to be flexible in work schedule as needed for system coverage.
  • Support and Troubleshoot integrations with 3rd party systems using our data integration platforms, and coordinate with functional users and/or vendors on testing and support of data integrations.
Preferred Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:
  • Degree in software development and at least five (5) years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in working with a Student, Human Resources, or Finance information system of a higher education institution.
Benefit and Salary Information:

$26.94 - $33.03 hourly.
Benefits include a comprehensive group insurance benefits program including medical plan options with prescription drug and dental plan, vision exam coverage, an employee assistance program (EAP), retirement plan, life and disability insurance options, flexible spending and dependent care account options, and optional long-term care insurance. Mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver. Additional information on benefits can be found by visiting:

Application Procedures:

Please email your :
  • Cover letter with past experience, be specific about the type of work you performed, the type of support provided, and the type of problems you encountered and how you resolved those problems.
  • A detailed resume which includes duties, dates of employment and education level attained.
  • And 3 to 5 professional references including telephone contact information.
Union Information:


Deadline to Apply:

This position is open until filled, the first review will be on Monday, March 14, 2022, at 11:59pm. Applications received after this date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing - Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility - All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Job Location Helena, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular
Salary 26.94 - 33.03 USD

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